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Dec 24, 2011 9:00am EST
virginia's primary ballot. the state's republican party says texas governor rick perry and newt gingrich did not meet the required minimum 10,000 signatures from registered voters. that numr must also include 400 signatures from each of the state's 11 districts. perry's campaign says it will review the facts to see if an appeal the warranted. gingrich has not yet commented. meanwhile mitt romney and ron paul will be on the ballot. virginia's primary falls on march, super tuesday. >>> donald trump is no longer republican. the real estate mogul changed his voter registration to unayiluated yesterday. he says it keeps his options open for a possible presidential run in 2012 as an independent candidate. trump has said if he does not approve of the republican candidate chosen to oppose president barack obama he would consider entering the race. >>> cuba is releasing 2900 prisoners. but a potomac, maryland, man held for spying is not one of them. alan gross is not included on the list of inmates pardoned. that despite the fact that most are over the age of 60 and in poor health as is gross. he
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Dec 3, 2011 9:00am EST
. >> can i get a little texas in there, please, a little text next? >> nope, sorry, maybe next time. >> thank you, chuck. >>> now to decision 2012, where today we could see a republican presidential candidate drop out of the race. herman cain will make what he calls a major announcement later today, as many political analysts believe he will announce he's bowing out of the 2012 election. cain has been dogged by policy mistakes, several allegations of sexual misconduct and now a claim that he had an affair for 13 years. he spoke with his wife yesterday for the first time since ginger white came forward saying she had a relationship with cain. the sexual misconduct allegations have appeared to catch up with cain. a new poll from the "des moines register" shows support for cain in iowa has plummeted. back in october, he was polling around 23%. now he's at just 8%. the iowa caucuses is scheduled for a month from today. >>> donald trump has a new job title. debate moderator. the business mogul will moderate a gop debate hosted by the conservative website newsmax in late december. all of
NBC
Dec 11, 2011 6:00am EST
. ron paul, the texas congressman, a solid number 3 in iowa. we'll talk this morning about how well he thought gingrich did last night. >> some people are saying iowa may be a ticket out for some of the candidates. >> sure. >> the last stop. who might those be? >> michele bachmann is really one who laid it on the line in iowa. if she doesn't do well there, i don't think she can reasonably continue. it remains a matter of money. if you can live off the land so to speak maybe you can keep going. rick santorum looks like he has staying power on smaller donations and that sort of thing. but, look, ron paul, gingrich, look to do well in iowa. romney becomes a question park. for rick perly, too, if he can't make some stand in iowa after all the trouble he's had i think it becomes very difficult. >> we're talking about ron paul. what is his plan to take on the front-runner, gingrich. >> well, he made the point last night, did paul, that he is the most consistent conservative in this race. you don't have to question where he's been. he has libertarian views outside the mainstream of the par
NBC
Dec 4, 2011 6:00am EST
in iowa. nut gingrich took a commanding lead at 25% of the poll. texas governor rick perry rebounded after a tough past couple weeks. he's at 18%. mitt romney sits at 16%. the iowa caucus us are scheduled for january 3rd of next year. >>> meanwhile, president obama is preparing for the 2012 election by opening more campaign offices in virginia. yesterday two more organizing for america offices opened. one is in fairfax, the other in newport news. congressly gerry connolly was at the fairfax opening and said a struggling economy is improving, which is good news for the president. >> i actually think we're going to be in a much better climate next year. and i believe the president is going to be vindicated in terms of making tough decisions. >> organizing for america hosts voter registration drives and phone banks to try to drum up democratic support for the upcoming election. >> pakistan taliban now says it's working with al qaeda in the kidnapping of a maryland man. it took warren weinstein in lahore, pakistan, back in august. he worked in pakistan for a virginia-based development fi
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Dec 10, 2011 6:00am EST
from rick perry. the texas governor's latest blunder that may very well show up on "saturday night live." >>> and you're fired. why donald trump may not be moderating a presidential debate later this month after all. >>> and oscar outage, the dispute that may land some soon to be >>> you're watching news 4 today. >>> aides for top democratic and republican lawmakers say they expect a last minute deal to be made over extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits. one aide is quoted adds saying, it has to happen. the only real question is if it will happen next week or the week after. republicans are hoping to tack on a bill that speeds up the construction of the keystone pipeline from canada to texas. president obama says he will veto any bill that has the pipeline provision attached to it. >>> meanwhile the president said by the time the 2012 election rolls around, the country's unemployment rate could be down to 8%. in an interview with "60 mints", president obama says he thinks it is possible. the unemployment rate currently sits at 8.6%. it hasn't been below 8% since presid
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Dec 3, 2011 6:00am EST
this texas girl so i'm from texas, saw frost on the car yesterday morning, wow, we have come a long ways. >> and the frost all over the grass, pretty widespread across the area. >> cold stuff but it is the first week in december and welcome to you. >> thanks, chuck, good to be here. >> not a texas alumni are you? >> no, i'm not a texas alumni. i have to be careful because that can be sensitive. >> it can be sensitive depending on where you spend your time and who has the mug. >> i've spent many years in texas. >> if you wear longhorns that's trouble in my world. that's all right. >> i've been told to also watch the dallas cowboy lingo around here. >> well you won't get any fights from me on that one. outside on a beautiful saturday morning, clear skies, allowed temperatures to drop off well below freezing in many spots especially out to the west of washington. in downtown we're still holding on to 37 degrees but it's 27 in mannasas, 27 culpeper, 28 in leesburg and ashburn, 35 degrees in arlington this morning, 30 degrees in waldorf and laplata. we will be 100% dry all weekend long b
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Dec 17, 2011 6:00am EST
made their way to jay leno's couch. ron paul chatted with the host. the texas congressman talked about what he would do as president including legalizing marijuana and cutting all foreign aid. he also took the opportunity to take some not so subtle shots at his competitors. >> how about mitt romney? >> he used to be governor of massachusetts. >> right. very that's like a rick perry answer. that was good. >> maybe that's what he should stay. he's a nice guy. >> how about newt gingrich? >> he should run for speaker of the house again. >> paul also joked if he won the entire "tonight show" audience would be invited to his inauguration. chris? >>> now to a news 4 exclusive. the company that owns victoria's secret tells news 4 it is investigating claims of racial harrisment. yolanda lee said she was shopping at the westfield annapolis store. she says she was humiliated by a female employee as she got ready to leave. >> bye, good night, something to that nature, thank you guys for not stealing my underwear. i informed her that my liz cussens didn't steal, sorry, why would you make that
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Dec 11, 2011 9:00am EST
pretty hard. >> davide sits down with texas congressman and presidential candidate ron paul 10:30 here on nbc 4. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney continues to pick up big endorsements in new hampshire. manchester mayor ted gatsus says he's endorsing the former governor. he said, mitt is the strongest republican candidate with the best organization to take on president obama in 2012. romney also received the support of other prominent new hampshire politicians, including the state senate president. voters go to the polls in the granite state january 10th. >>> when we're talking about the weather today, we're saying dress in layers. >> yes. >> smart way to go. >> especially if you're out moving around a little bit. as long as you're going out for a nice, brisk walk, definitely an extra layer to get going and get you started in the morning. as long as you keep moving and stay on the sunny side it won't be so bad out there for you today. stay in the sunshine. no doubt about it. temperatures outside under a blue sky. another dry weekend here. yes, indeed. talk to the folks out at the malls t
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Dec 31, 2011 9:00am EST
to be a part of the fees any longer. >> tell me something, you're from texas. what is the typical new year's eve weather forecast like where you're from? >> i'm from texas, my family is from mexico. so i spent over the holidays in mexico. it's typically pretty mild. cold for us is probably 50, 45. >> so it will cold tonight, but by our standards it's going to be pretty mild around here. so welcome. we have a fantastic weather forecast as we head through new year's eve tonight and through new year's day. late tomorrow evening that's when everything changes. let's enjoy it while we have it. we enjoy having your company, too. let's take a look outside. 50s on the map at reagan national we're at even 50. the humidity is 77%. not much in the way of winds. they're registering calm at the moment. as we look around at the numbers, we still have a pocket of 30s up there. normally where we get some colder air stuck out towards cumberland and haguerstown. mid 50s in fredericksburg. 43 to our west on this said morning. here's what you should be expecting. no problems today. a nice warm up int
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Dec 31, 2011 6:00am EST
is probably a welcome from mother nature. you have family from texas watching this morning. >> i said because the texas girl came up to d.c., i brought the warm weather with me. >> thank you. you know what happens a little bit of northern muscle is going to flex back in. we're going to plummet once we ring in the new year. come sunday evening. so we want to give everybody heads up about that. we're good to go. the weather outside is pretty nice. we have very comfortable 50s out there. rub your eyes and do a double take. 51 is what it is at reagan national. the wind is out of the weft northwest light at 3 miles per hour. we have a few rain drops passing over the metro pal tan area skirting across frederick and montgomery counties. we'll zoom in closer along i-70 that's where the heaviest rain is. i suspect these showers will pass on through this morning and leave us alone. one more batch off to the west. most likely will dry out before they make their way here. as you make your plans on this last day of 2011. 8:00 mostly cloudy skies. 48. we'll be up to 57 by 1:00. 55 at 6:00. tod
NBC
Dec 10, 2011 9:00am EST
. >>> coming up on 9:27. still ahead another gaffe from rick perry. the texas governor's latest blunder that may very well show up on "saturday night live" tonight. >>> he's fired. why donald trump may not be why donald trump may not be moderating we need a new sofa. something i can stretch out on. oh! that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! for a limited time buy select seating and get 15% back. >>> you're watching nbc 4 washington's news leader. now live in hd this is news 4 today. >>> welcome to news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> i'm chris gordon. it is saturday, december 109. >> right now we are following a developing story out of the philippines. more than a dozen people have been killed after a light airplane crashed into a school. at least two children are among the 13 people killed. at least ten people were also injured, five of them with serious burns. class was not in session at the time of the crash, but rescuers are looking desperately for more people who were on the ground near the
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Dec 18, 2011 6:00am EST
richards, the former texas governor. holland taylor -- who remembers the great series she was in? "bosom buddies." you can imagine a democratic party that still had ann richards here and dolling out criticism could be very interesting. >> "meet the press" here at 10:30. thank you. >> okay. how did you not know that, "bosom buddies"? >> donna dixon as well on "bosom buddies"? >> it was not a show i watched. >> tom hanks! the answer came to everyone at the same time in our ear. >> for those of us waking up right now, a lot of people want to know what's going on with the weather. >> cold stuff outside. another day with a bit of a bundle up in it. don't stray too far from your winter jacket. a check of your sunday for >>> well, this is not the hollywood ending that he would hoped for. the former notre dame football walk-on who inspired the movie "rudy" is now the focus of a government investigation. he is charged with deceiving investors into buying stock into his company. the securities and exchange commission claims he gave false and misleading press release and the scheme generate
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Dec 27, 2011 4:30am EST
wreak plenty more havoc throughout the week. >>> and police in texas are trying to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a santa costume shot six of his relatives before turning the gun on himself. police in grapevine just outside ft. worth say the shooter showed up in costume christmas morning as family members were opening presents. a few minutes later people in the complex reported hearing gunfire. police found the bodies of four women, two men, and a teenage boy inside. >>> a robber in north carolina hoping to steal some cold hard cash got knocked out cold instead. the man walked into a we buy gold store in hendersonville just before closing on friday wearing that hoody and bandanna. then he flashed a gun. he came behind the counter and demanded some money, but as he went to take the cash, the clerk pow, he sucker punched and knocked him out unconscious. >> instead of putting it right into the bag, i stuck it out here and said, just take it, just cake take it. when he reached out, i took a step in. i cocked back and preloaded and hit him hard with everything i h
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Dec 27, 2011 6:00am EST
until the gop caucuses, and gop candidates are back on the campaign trail again this morning. texas governor rick perry is hoping america's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff can help his chances. sheriff joe arpaio is expected to join perry on his bus tour across iowa today. arpaio has been a staunch supporter of arizona's tough immigration policy. meanwhile, romney is trying to drum up last minute support with a new campaign ad. and perry, gingrich, and michele bachmann are starting bus tours in iowa. >>> don't expect to see presidential hopeful newt gingrich as a write-in candidate for virginia's republican primary. the former speaker of the house told news 4 he intended on launching a write-in campaign after failing to get enough signatures to make the ballot. virginia does not allow write-ins during primaries, but gingrich encouraged the state to change the law. virginia's state legislature doesn't meet until january 11th, and absentee ballots must be mailed by january 21st. that leaves little time for lawmakers to change the code. >>> president obama is getting a jump start on f
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Dec 6, 2011 6:00am EST
, kansas, oklahoma, and texas, that's snow. there's very cold air that way. it's going to be arriving here late tomorrow night. not tonight. right now rain scattered across virginia. all of these are west of interstate 95 where they're getting the rain. mountains to beaches in the 50s. mid-50s montgomery, arlington, prince george's county as well as the district. sunrise at 7:12. we'll have occasional showers throughout the day and mild, up into the low and mid-60s this afternoon. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. >>> right now crews are working to clean up a mess in bowie in prince george's county. a tanker truck carrying gasoline crashed and tipped on route 3 last night between route 50 and 450. the driver is okay, and the crash is under investigation. about 100 gallons of fuel spilled in that crash. that takes time to clean up. let's go to danella sealock. >> right now route 3 remains closed at route 50 northbound. southbound lanes are reopened. northbound still working to get that cleared up. the good news is the tanker is out of the roadway. hopefully, you will have t
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Dec 26, 2011 5:00am EST
change it. if something's wrong, they ought to fix it. >> texas governor rick perry also failed to get enough signatures to appear on the ballot. that means mitt romney and ron paul will be the only republican options for voters when they heado the polls on march 6th. >>> it is now 5:09. 44 degrees. a tragic story out of texas, seven people found shot to death on christmas morning. what authorities say the victims were it's the perfect time to find great deals on the 4g lte devices you love. like the droid bionic by motorola for $199.99. or the pantech breakout for $49.99. our lowest price ever. get the technology you love, on the network you deserve. and for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon. >>> welcome back to weather and traffic on the ones. time now is 5:11. this is the kind of morning where you want to grab your favorite fleece jacket and butt it on. we're at 46 degrees, not too chilly. but with the wind blowing, you want to grab something to stay a little warmer. adams morgan at 46. aspen hill at 43 degrees. a few clouds have been drifting th
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Dec 1, 2011 4:30am EST
the texas governor saying federal employees help out his state in many ways including border patrol and workers in veterans hospitals. >>> according to a new poll out this morning, gingerich now leads former governor mitt romney in iowa by a wide margin, 32% to 19%. he also now leads the president amongst likely voters with 45% compared to 43% for president obama. just last week, the president led gingerich by 6%. romney, however, still holds an advantage in new hampshire, 10 points ahead of gingerich. >>> a heads up if you work downtown. your commute home could be rough this evening because of the national christmas tree lighting ceremony. thousands of spectators are expected to watch as president obama lights the tree of the ellipse. now, if you have tickets for today's event, the gates open at 3:00 this afternoon. you must be in your seat or in the standing room area by 4:30. the lighting does mean several road closures. 15th street will be closed to traffic between east street and pennsylvania avenue and constitution avenue starting@around 4:15 this afternoon. there will be no t
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Dec 9, 2011 4:30am EST
add the provision that builds the keystone pipeline from canada to texas. the president has said he'll veto that bill no matter what. >>> only newt gingrich and rick santorum will take part in a debate moderated by donald trump. rick perry and michele bachmann have joined others in declining the debate. several republicans have urged all candidates to skip it over reports it will be a media circus and distraction from important issues. all candidates will take place in tomorrow night's debate in iowa. >>> with the run-up to the iowa caucus four weeks away, romney supporters are launching a new tv ad aimed at front-runner newt gingrich. >> why is this man smiling? because his plan is working. brutally attack mitt romney and hope newt gingrich is his opponent. >> the tv ad says gingrich has a ton of baggage that president obama will use to his advantage. goes on to remind voters as gingrich's past as speaker of the house and his 30 years in washington. it's paid for by the political action committee called restore our future. >>> give yourself a little extra time if you plan to use
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Dec 30, 2011 4:30am EST
scheduled for january 13th in texas. governor rick perry's lawsuit against the state. the suit was filed tuesday. perry had tried to file an emergency motion to stop the state from printing ballots without his name on it, but a judge denied it. perry argues that virginia's ballot requirements are, quote, overly burdensome and unconstitutional. and that they prevented him from collecting the necessary signatures. >>> 4:35 now. mitt romney, on the other hand, is now focusing his attention on the iowa caucuses after practically ignoring the state for most of his campaign. romney, who has stayed away from iowa until now has been storming the state. the change in strategy comes with rising poll numbers, placing him as the front-runner in the first contest in the country. and now romney is claiming that iowans may ultimately determine who wins the nomination. >> so look at the candidates, decide who you like, and decide who also can become president and can lead the country at a time of challenge. >> ron paul is likely to challenge romney for first, but rick santorum has surged recently,
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Dec 15, 2011 4:30am EST
. their unit is a detachment from a command at lackland air force base in texas. several military commanders, military wives and widows say they are extremely offended by the photo. air force commanders are trying to figure out if it photo violates any rules or if it was just taken in poor tales. >>> the marketing officers for the travel website has pulled its ad and says he watched the first two episodes and thought it was bad. lowes pulled its ads from the the tlc show all american muslim an after evangelical group claimed the show was muslim propaganda. the first television interview with casey anthony will reportedly cost backside 750,000. that's what a producer is trying to get for anthony's first interview since being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. casey anthony is currently somewhere in the state of florida serving probation for an unrelated check and fraud case. >>> penn state has announced it has received the largest donation since the child sex abuse scandal arrived last month. an anonymous doran donor gave $10 million to the engineering school.
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Dec 5, 2011 5:00am EST
clouds yet. it is rather humid like it was yesterday morning. i took this photo. this is not texas. this is the wild horse and cattle country in northern montgomery county. we had quite a bit of fog yesterday morning. if you do have an interesting photo, weather or nature-wise, send it to nbcwashington.com. let's take a look at the temperatures. it's rather chilly. it's above freezing. we're generally in the mid and upper 30s from the blue ridge to the bay and eastern shore. near 40 -- near mid-40s right near the bay and the northern neck where there is some of this dense fog. it includes baltimore, anne arundel, calvert, st. mary's, northern neck, eastern shore. this is in effect until 9:00 this morning. many locations have visibilities under a quarter mile. we have high clouds drifting over the region. they'll be with us off and on through the morning hours. rain in this area in green and yellow. ohio into indiana and kentucky advancing to the east. sunrise at 7:11. we'll have maybe a little sun through the fog. we'll have temperatures climbing to upper 50s near 60 by middle of t
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Dec 29, 2011 4:30am EST
among thousands across the country who took part at a nurse in at target stores. a mother in texas said she was harassed for nursing her baby in the target store. we spoke to one woman at a target in sterling, virginia, who wanted to show her support. it's a hard thing nursing a baby. it's incredibly difficult. we do it with friends who don't approve, with friends who doecht understand. i don't want people looking at me cross eyed when i'm feeding my baby next to someone using a bottle approximately. >> a target spokesperson said they have a policy of allowing women to nurse anywhere in the store. >>> maryland will receive more than $28 million to help provide more children with health care coverage. they're one of 23 states who received the bonus payment for helping improve access to medicaid and the children's health insurance program. this is the second year maryland has received the bonus. >>> a prime piece of roadway in georgetown will soon be up for sale. developers around the country will soon be able to place their bids on this building, the west heating plant near the wate
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Dec 30, 2011 5:00am EST
preliminary hearing has been set in texas, governor perry's lawsuit in virginia. perry had tried to file an emergency motion to stop the state from printing ballots without his name on it, but the judge denied it. perry argues that virginia's ballot requirements are, quote, overly burdensome and unconstitutional and that they prevented him from collecting the necessary signatures. >> with the iowa caucuses just four days away, mitt romney is focusing on the state he has ignored most of his campaign. romney, who has stayed away from iowa until now, is now storming the state. the change in strategy comes with rising poll numbers, placing him as a front-runner in the first contest in the country, and now romney is claiming that iowans may ultimately determine who wins the nomination. >> so look at the candidates, decide who you like, and decide who also can become president and can lead the country at a time of challenge. >> ron paul is likely to challenge romney for first, but rick santorum has also surged recently, especially among social conservatives. >>> governor bob mcdonnell approved
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Dec 28, 2011 5:00am EST
fighting to get on virginia's primary ballot. the texas governor has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to get his name on the ballot for march's primary. perry failed to get the 10,000 signatures required. perry's spokesperson told reporters virginiians should be able to choose among all the candidates and that the state's signature requirement is unrealistic. virginia is one of the states holding their primary or caucus on super tuesday, march 6th. >>> meanwhile, newt gingrich tries to grab last minute votes before the iowa caucus. the former house speaker traveled all over the hawkeye state yesterday, including visiting a rotary club in dubuque. he continually bashed mitt romney, calling him a massachusetts moderate. and saying, while he's a good businessman, he's not a true conservative like former president ronald reagan. >> and one of the major differences i have with governor romney, who is a fine person. i have said constantly he's a good manager. he's a competent person. he did very, very well with the winter olympics. but there's a humg difference between the phi
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Dec 29, 2011 5:00am EST
still fighting to get virginia's republican primary ballot. the texas governor filed an emergency motion yesterday allowing a federal judge to allow his name so be on the ballot in march. perry has filed a lawsuit against the elections board saying they shouldn't be loud to enforce the state's requirement for 10,000 signature toes appear on the ballot. perry's campaign failed to gather the 10,000 signatures. >>> occupy des moines protesters are ramping up their demonstrations before the iowa caucus. police arrested ten protesters outside of mitt romney's headquarters. they backed on windows as romney staffers locked the doors. the protesters demanded romney release tax rurnls and called for all the candidates to return donations they received from big banks. the protesters who have been camping out in freedom plaza will stay through the end of february. the national park service issued a new permit through february 28th. the group is now calling itself occupy d.c. the group says it's protesting corporate greed. an artist who is starving himself has his three weeks. he says he's lo
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Dec 23, 2011 6:00am EST
in southern new mexico on the texas border. along the coast, little rain from seattle down to portland. elsewhere, dry. shouldn't have any travel problems through much of the nation. here's your day planner for us here around the washington met metro area and through virginia and maryland, sunshine breaking out this morning. sunrise at 7:24. a blustery northwest wind gust to go 30 miles an hour. warmest part of the day around noontime. by 5:00 down to 50 and colder tonight. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella, here's a look at our traffic. good morning. >> good morning. >>> slick roadways causing you problems on the outer loop of the beltway. chopper 4 on the outer loop of kenilworth avenue. see it in the left shoulder lane. also on the right shoulder lane. a car was veered off of the roadway in this area. as you make your trip on the outer loop at kenilworth avenue, you might see rubber necking delays, but your lanes are open. also on the outer loop of the beltway at connecticut avenue, we're seeing delays in montgomery county due to an accident there involv
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Dec 20, 2011 6:00am EST
. interstate 40 was shut down from amarillo, texas, all the way to albuquerque, new mexico's border,eaving people to take refuge in hotels and shelters. things are even worse for nearly 100 people who needed to be rescued in the texas panhandle after getting stranded in blizzard-like conditions. several inches of snow have blanketed states from new mexico up to kansas. >>> it wasn't the weather but a transformer failure to blame for not one, but two power outages in san francisco. the outages delayed the monday night football game. the first outage delayed the start of the game between the steelers and 49ers. by about 30 minutes. there was also a second outage in the second quarter of the game, which made the stadium go dark again and suspended play for several minutes then. the 49ers went on to win the game 20-3. it looks like the steelers could have used the light. >>> this morning a man is dead after he was shot and killed at a busy mall in maryland. it happened last night just outside the nordstrom store at towson town center. no wrun could enter or leave the mall while investig
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Dec 30, 2011 6:00am EST
lawsuit against virginia filed by texas governor rick perry. the suit was filed tuesday. perry had tried to file an emergency motion to stop the state from printing ballots without his name on it, but a judge denied it. perry argues that virginia's ballot requirements are, quote, overly burdensome and unconstitutional. and that they prevented him from collecting the necessary signatures. >>> and an attorney and tea party activist has filed a lawsuit on behalf of newt gingrich in virginia. jonathan mosley filed the suit yesterday, contending that gingrich met the requirement for 10,000 signatures and that some of them were improperly excluded. mosley says he's acting independently and that gingrich has not yet joined the suit. the gingrich campaign says they believe a campaign worker turned in false signatures, forcing them to be kept off the ballot. >>> 6:05 now. president obama took time out of his christmas vacation in hawaii to pay his respects to the victims of pearl harbor. yesterday the president and first lady visits the "uss arizona" memorial at pear harbor. mr. obama laid
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Dec 19, 2011 4:30am EST
cattle in texas, but not a runaway golf cart. this was the scene at cowboys stadium right after a high school football game. you can see the electric cart didn't have a driver. it was motoring itself down the field. for some reason the cart took off suddenly from the end zone plowing into a cluster of people at midfield. several people were injured, including the winning high school football coach. it's unclear what caused that cart to malfunction. >>> we have a traffic alert for you this morning. expect some slow going in northeast washington if you travel along benning road. ddot is beginning the final phase of construction work in the center of the street. that's between 39th and 42nd streets northeast. crews will be stripping the road's surface so it can be repaved. traffic is going to move single file along the sidewalks on both sides. ddot hopes to have the project finished by mid-february. >>> another potential problems for drivers is broad branch road in northwest washington. they're closing it between ridge road and brandywine northwest to repair a culvert that collapsed over
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Dec 26, 2011 4:30am EST
deadly christmas day shooting at an apartment near dallas, texas, leaves seven people dead. police got a call regarding gunshots. when they entered the apartment, they found four females and three males shot dead. the family ranged from 18 to 63 years old. the family had just finished opening presents before the shooting. they're saying the shooter is among the dead, calling it a murder/suicide. >>> and this is a cell phone video of a house fire in stamford, connecticut. five members of a family died in this fire. 7-year-old twin girls, a 10-year-old girl, and their grandparents did not make it out of the house after the early morning fire. firefighters tried several times to rescue them but were pushed back by the intense heat of the flames. the children's mother and a family friend were able to make it out of the house. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> now to breaking news in iraq, an explosion has killed seven people in baghdad. iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has detonated a car bomb at a checkpoint. it happened at the entryway to the interior ministry in bagh
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Dec 23, 2011 5:00am EST
all the way down to el paso, texas. there may be flight delays there too. up and down the western seaboard, does look like from seattle and vancouver all the way down to los angeles. pretty good weather although they're getting a little rain in seattle. there might be minor flight delays there. for your day planner for this friday, if you're traveling and getting out of town, the pavement may be drying as the morning progresses. gusty wind out of the north and west gusting to around 30 miles an hour. temperatures low to mid-50s middle of the day and dropping to 40 by midnight as we clear out. near 30 by dawn on saturday. christmas day looking better. partly sunny. afternoon highs mid-40s. cold weather all the way into next week. small chance of rain on tuesday. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. >>> if you're traveling in d.c., you have to be careful in northwest. traveling in northwest on "g" street, your closure is at 11th street due to a blown transformer. pepco is working to repair that right now. for now your streets are closed. if you're taking new york avenue heading
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Dec 20, 2011 5:00am EST
plains. interstate 40 was shut down from amarillo, texas, all the way to albuquerque, new mexico's border. things were nearly worse for 100 people who needed to be rescued in the texas panhandle after getting stranded in blizzard conditions. several inches of snow have already blanketed states from new mexico up to kansas. >>> tonight marks the first night of hanukkah. the national hanukkah memorial will be lit during a ceremony on the ellipse that begins at 4:00 this afternoon. after the ceremony, traditional potato pancakes and doughnuts will be given out. traditional menorrah kits will be given out. the official menorrah will be lit. it's 32 feet tall. hanukkah is the festival of lights, and it lasts six nights. >>> maryland gambling to raise money at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com. >>> 5:10 is our time. right now we have 50 degrees -- 49 degrees. excuse me. >> either way it doesn't feel too bad outside. definitely better than yesterday. >> doesn't feel lik
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Dec 6, 2011 5:00am EST
snow in parts of illinois to missouri, kansas, oklahoma, and even north texas, where temperatures are down to 7 degrees in amarillo, texas. unbelievable. very cold air there. and it's going to be getting closer to us tomorrow night. and right now, though, we are getting some rain, some scattered light showers across eastern west virginia, parts of northern virginia, loudoun into fauquier, prince william and fairfax counties. farther to the north across the potomac, getting a few sprinkles into montgomery and frederick and howard counties. temperatures are mild. we're in the 50s from the mountains to the atlantic beaches. throughout the day today, occasional showers. sunrise at 7:17. we'll have a mild afternoon, low to mid-60s. more rain tonight. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. eun and joe? >> thank you. >>> right now crews are making progress cleaning up a tanker truck accident in bowie. the southbound lanes on route 3 just opened. the northbound lanes are still shut down at route 450. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the scene with details. good morning, megan. >> repo
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Dec 27, 2011 5:00am EST
the name of a texas man who reported losing the same amount of money. gilbert found him and returned the $10,000. good for him. >> i love the sound bite. somebody's got to be missing this. well, yeah. if i lose $1, i'm like, oh, my gosh. where's my buck? >> if you carry around $10,000 cash, you think you'd hold on to it a little more carefully. we're glad it has a happy ending. good for him for returning the money. >> speak of happy news, 'tis the season, right? a month old polar bear cub in denmark opens his eyes for the very first time. >> get ready to say aw. it is all cut on camera. check out the first pictures of the cub getting his first look at the world. seku is being raised by humans because his mother did not produce enough milk to feed him. a video posted on youtube last week shows him rolling around on the table, trying to stand up. and the video has had more than 42,000 hits. and after this, it's going to have a whole lot more. >> look. he looks like the big polar bear from the coca-cola commercial. >> he doesn't even look real. he could be a little man: my electric bill
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Dec 26, 2011 6:00am EST
it. >> texas governor rick perry failed to get enough signatures to appear on the ballot. that means mitt romney and ron paul will be the only republican options for voters when they head to the polls on march 6th. >>> president obama is celebrating christmas in hawaii. the first family spent a quiet morning at their beach house and then went to a nearby marine corps base to attend church services. everybody dressed casually for the occasion. the obamas spent the holiday with a small group of friends and family. no public events are planned for the president during his vacation. >>> the calendar might say december 26th, but many are celebrating christmas this morning thanks to the release of some new basketball shoes. news 4's megan mcgrath joins us from the mall at prince george's. megan, good morning to you. have you seen these shoes yet? >> reporter: i have seen them online. they're very brightly colored, and they're aren't a lot of them. there's a lot of demand. take a look at this line at the mall at prince george's. folks have been here all night long. there's some people who g
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Dec 21, 2011 6:00am EST
other candidates. the libertarian texas congressman is considered the outside alternative. he is also gaining support for his very conservative fiscal positions. the iowa caucuses are on january the 3rd. >>> today d.c. mayor vincent gray will sign a bill into law that will help d.c. residents get jobs created by city financing and development programs. it is part of the district's first source program. it also creates a work force program designed to match job seekers with employers. a major overhaul to d.c.'s ethics law will go to the mayor's office for his signature. the d.c. city council passed an ethics reform package 12-1 yesterday. d.c. council member tommy wells was the only one who voted against it. the package sets new limits on donations to campaign transition committees and just how much council members can raise for their constituent service funds. now, it also requires more financial disclosure. some of the new rules would require changes to the city charter that needed to be approved by voters. now, those include a council member convicted of a felony would be required t
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Dec 16, 2011 4:30am EST
have been returned. comet and dancer got loose on an interstate highway in webster, texas. >> there's two loose reindeer on the highway. >> yes, sir. >> there's a guy approaching them right now. >> older man with a beard? >> no. >> i'm really not being funny. i swear i'm not. >> a man named santa joe, look at him, owns a petting zoo. he says he was taking the reindeer to school for a show and tell when the animals escaped. he says he forgot to lock the door on the trailer. santa joe says he called police as soon as the animals took off. the reindeer were eventually caught, and no one was injured. thank goodness they weren't found on somebody's roof. >> who knew reindeer could live in texas. i thought it was a cold weather kind of thing. >> they're probably not very happy. they want to get back to the north pole, i'm sure. >> santa joe. what a great story. >> what a great name. >> it's a great name. terrific. 4:55. coming up, the donation left in one of those red kettles that will surely give someone a very [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com, you can choose your channe
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Dec 6, 2011 4:30am EST
region and out to new england. they're getting snow in parts of texas, oklahoma, into missouri and illinois this morning. and the close-up view of the radar showing a batch of light rain across northern virginia, east and west virginia, the district, and much of maryland advancing southwest to northeast. that will be with us here for the next few hours. actually may get a bit of a break in another hour or so. right now it is mild ahead of that cold front that's off to our west. it's in the 50s for the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. mid and upper 50s in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, and montgomery counties. sunrise at 7:12. throughout the day, occasional showers. should be mild upper 50s to low 60s through the rest of the daylight hours. overnight tonight, mostly mild with rain on the way. could be snow in the forecast. we'll talk about that coming up. don't look at me like that. >> tom kierein, you said it. >> stay tuned. >> thank you, tom. >>> today is sentencing day for former prince george's county executive jack johnson. johnson pleaded guilty to taking b
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Dec 7, 2011 6:00am EST
snow in west texas where some saw as much as two to four inches and temperatures in the teens. >> and the snow then turned to ice as the storm moved across the midwest the a light dusting along with super cold temperatures made for a very difficult commute yesterday in kansas city, missouri. >> the storm brought two days of heavy rain in ohio. storm drains clogged by leaves caused flooding in low-lying areas and on the streets of columbus. what are we going to get? that is the big question. >> all of the above. >> meteorologist tom kierein. >> just about. >> my head was spinning, and i got it straightened now. after watching the weather yesterday. a lot of things are going on all at once here and affecting a big part of the country. now it's our turn. here comes the rain. >>> we've had passing moderate heavy rain off and on the last two or three hours. it's moved into the metro area. that area of yellow and orange where it's raining pretty hard in prince george's county, southern fairfax, into charles and farther south, prince william and stafford and southern fauquier as well
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Dec 28, 2011 6:00am EST
name on the virginia ballot. like gingrich, the texas governor failed to get the 10,000 signatures required. perry's spokesperson told reporters virginiians should be able to choose among all the candidates and that the state's signature requirement is unrealistic. virginia is one of 11 states holding a primary or caucus on super tuesday, march 6th. >>> a new gallup poll ranks the most admired men and women in the country. president obama won the title of most admired man for the fourth consecutive year, followed by george w. bush, bill clinton, the reverend billy graham, and warren buffett. hillary clinton tops the list as the most admired woman for a record 16th time. she was followed by oprah winfrey, michelle obama, sarah palin, and condoleezza rice. >>> sears still has not announced if any of the stores in our area will shut down bh the company closed up to 120 sears and kmart stores. the company is blaming poor holiday sales for the store closings. the retailer says the move will generate 140 to $170 million in cash and inventory sales. the news sent sears holdings corporatio
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Dec 28, 2011 4:30am EST
texas. a woman was breast-feeding her son in what she says was a remote area of the store when employees asked her to move to a fitting room. a company spokesperson says target has apologized to the mother, but that has not stopped the nurse-in from getting 4,000 members on its facebook page. >>> occupy d.c. is planning the launch of pop-up art gallery this week. the main gallery will be at the encampment in mcpherson square. organizers say the plan is to put up several art galleries around the city starting on friday. this comes as protesters around the country are on their way to the district to attend occupy congress on january 17th. the protest is being signed with the start of the 2012 legislative session for congress. >>> the american red cross is asking for help after an unprecedented year of disasters. that's according to wtop. the red cross provided relief for 137 major incidents around the country this year. that includes hurricane irene, tropical storm lee, and the deadly tornadoes in the midwest. the group served 6.7 million meals in 2011. the red cross says it is in desperat
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Dec 2, 2011 4:30am EST
anthony is now joining the search for a missing florida mother. texas based equisearch, a mounted search and rescue team, has joined volunteers looking for michelle parker near lake eleanor where her cell phone signal was detected. parker went missing the same day she appears on a people's court television show. coworkers held a fund-raiser last night to help raise money for her twin children and to support the church. >>> jerry sandusky's lawyer says he hasn't discussed pleading guilty with his client. joe amendola says the former penn state football coach still maintains he's innocent of the charges against him. amendola said he'd consider, quote, possible alternatives with sandusky if more boys appear than are covered in the indictment. >>> firefighters in one prince george's community are chipping in to help a family that lost three loved ones over the weekend. a donation drive was held at the lewisdale elementary school on wednesday night. earl monroe was the lone survivor of a friday on sunday morning sparked by an overloaded power strip. her sister, daughter, and 6-year-old grands
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Dec 19, 2011 6:00am EST
conditions are expected this afternoon in parts of new mexico, texas, oklahoma, kansas, and colorado. the storm could leave up to 18 inches of snow in some parts of the country. forecasters say the storm will last through tomorrow afternoon. d.c. public works officials are trying to make sure last year's snow removal problems won't happen again. today d.c. residents are invited to attend a public roundtable. public works director ken howland will testify at the city council chamber. last year was a tough one for the district as back to back blizzards dumped almost 30 inches of snow in just a few days. the public meeting is set to begin starting at 11:00 in the morning. >>> they'll miss the playoffs for the tenth time in the last 12 seasons, but the redskins can still play the role of spoiler. their defense came up big against the giants, intercepting eli manning three times, including that amazing one-handed grab by deangelo hall. rex grossman overcame two interceptions to get 180 yards and a touchdown. the skins were seemingly in control all game long, shutting down the giants 23-10. >>
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Dec 29, 2011 6:00am EST
decision 2012 where rick perry is still fighting to get on virginia's ballot. the texas governor filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to allow his name to be on the ballot in march. perry has filed a lawsuit against the elections board saying they shouldn't be allowed to enforce the state's requirement for 10,000 signatures to appear on the ballot. perry's campaign failed to gather the 10,000 signatures. virginia's primary is on super tuesday, march 6th. with just a few days until the iowa caucus, there's been some big changes in who is leading in the state. mitt romney is now the front-runner. ron paul has fallen to second at 22%. but the big surprise is rick santorum who has shot up to 16%, good for third place. newt gingerich, front-runner less than two weeks ago has plummeted in third place. but in an interview, he says he's looking ahead to south carolina. >> what do you have to do here in iowa? >> you have to be in the top three or four. >> you have to win either iowa or new hampshire, don't you? >> you have to win south carolina. >> is that your focus? >> everyone who h
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Dec 15, 2011 6:00am EST
345th training squadron based at lackland air force base in texas. several military commanders, military wives and widows say they are extremely offended by the photo. air force commanders are trying to figure out if the photo violates any rules or if it was just taken in poor taste. >>> and now to decision 2012, the republican presidential candidates are getting ready to score the final scheduled debate before the iowa caucuses. >>> romney is stepping up his attack on front-runner newt gingerich. he attacked gingerich's character in an interview with the "new york times." >> zany is great in a campaign. it's great on talk radio. it's great in the print. it makes for fun reading. but in terms of a president, we need a leader. >> and mitt romney said he would exhibit sobriety, stability and patience as a leader. >> they may live in the most prestigious address in america, but the first family reveals that it likes to sit down and watch tv like most other families. mrs. obama and sasha say their favorite tv show is the comedy, "manner family" and the president watches darker diag
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Dec 1, 2011 5:00am EST
look to reassign federal workers who did not agree with his policies. the texas governor said he would reassign them to some god awful place. federal worker labor unions are furious with perry saying federal employees help out in many ways, including patrolling the border and staffing veteran affairs hospitals. >>> religion why is broadcaster pot robertson says herman cain should drop out of the race, the amgzs of an affair and sexual misconduct are too much for cain to overcome. he took a swipe at the former pizza ceo saying he was good at making pizzas, but was in over his head. cain says he will make a decision on his campaign after he meets with his wife tomorrow and discusses the allegations. >>> there is a new rasmussen poll out this morning. 32% is the lead for newt gingerich over mitt romney in iowa. he leads the president, as well. last week, mr. obama led gingerich by 6%. romney still holds the advantage in new hampshire 10 points ahead of gingerich now. >> but first, a federal lawsuit has been filed in the penn state sexual abuse scandal. a man filed a lawsuit against
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Dec 2, 2011 6:00am EST
about rick perry. he seems to have a good sense of humor. the texas governor appeared on jay leno last night and poked fun at his latest blunder. perry forgot not only the 2012 election date but also the voting age as well. leno thanked him for being a good sport despite all the ribbing. >>> police are offering a reward for information that helps them track down a robber who held up a postal worker and then locked him in the back of his own truck. the they say the gunman robbed the worker at the "t" street postal station on 112th street northwest last night. investigators say the robber approached the postal worker as he was closing up and putting mail in the day's cash receipts into a truck parked out front. police say there have been a rash of robberies of post office employees in the d.c. area in recent months. >> over the past year and three months, we've had several different types of postal robberies. we've had this type, where they're actually attacking our postal employees in the evening hours. we've had our postal employees attacked in the early morning hours prior to it
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Dec 21, 2011 5:00am EST
ice, with snow packed on top. up to ten inches of snow fell across kansas, new mexico, and the texas panhandle. they're just getting pounded. >> they really are getting pounded and slipping and sliding out towards 5:21. here's tom with a look at our weather. tom? >>> that same storm is coming our way, but it's coming into warmer air sochlt it. so it's going to be in the form of rain here. we're seeing a few sprinkles in the metro area to the south and east of washington. we're getting a few sprinkles from the central bay to southern anne arundel, northern calvert, southern fairfax and southern prince william county throughout much of stafford and spotsylvania getting a few sprinkles. in loudoun county, warren, clark, and frederick county, west virginia, panhandle of west virginia and western maryland getting a few sprinkles as well. we'll have them with us from time to time. passing light rain. we're in the mid-40s to 50 in the suburbs and rural areas. little chilly, shenandoah valley into the mountains in the low 40s. low to mid-50s in southern maryland now. here's your day planner.
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